General Interest Programs

Browse through a large variety of fun classes designed for individuals interested in taking a course for personal enrichment!

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Kids’ Camps

Chef for a Day – Grades 4-8

Become a Chef for the day! Come spend the morning with Chef Mark Fisher, preparing a lunch for you and your classmates to enjoy. After lunch you will spend the afternoon baking goodies. Space is limited so sign up early! 

June 6 – June 6
18/YR*NON*1293*101
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Food Service Complex
Rm: Studio

$40.00
Instructor:  Fisher

June 27 – June 27
18/YR*NON*1293*102
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Food Service Complex
Rm: Studio

$40.00
Instructor:  Fisher

 

Clinical Lab Sciences – Grades 1-4

If you love science classes Clinical Lab Science is the place for you. CLS offers the following three programs Medical Lab Tech (associate’s degree), Clinical Lab Assistant (diploma), and Phlebotomy technician (certificate). During our session we will looking under the microscope to see what surprises live amongst us every day. We will be making some zombie and human blood so watch out those zombies may find you!!! Plus, the fake arm will be out letting kids draw blood from it. Please come join us in the Lab!!

June 7 - June 7
18/YR*NON*1293*122
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Rural Health Education Center
Rm: 16

$10.00
Instructor:  Anderson

 

Planet Health – Jr. Health Camp Grades 5-8

This camp is designed to give youth in 5th – 8th grades a chance to have hands on fun exploring health career at Indian Hills. From big challenges such as competing against one another to put life-size skeletons together, to microscopic scavenger hunts, attendees will spend 4 days learning just how fun health careers can be. Attendees will spend their time as Clinical Lab Scientists, Junior Dental Processionals, Nutrition Explorers and much more as they interact with health sciences faculty and students. Students can sign up for the whole month or pick individual days of interest.

June 7 – June 28
18/YR*NON*1293*117
Jun 7 – Jun 28
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 8:00AM - Noon
Rural Health Education Center
Rm: 108

$60.00
IHCC Volunteers

 

Junior Dental Professionals/Clinical Lab Scientist Grades 5-8

Upon arrival, students will gown up and become Junior Dental Professionals in the IHCC Dental Clinic, getting hands on experience with the latest dental technology. After fueling up with a healthy snack, attendees will become Clinical Lab Scientists, using microscopes to see what surprises live amongst us every day.

June 7 – June 7
18/YR*NON*1293*118
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 8:00AM - Noon
Rural Health Education Center
Rm: 108

$20.00
IHCC Volunteer

  

Radiology Technology/Health Information Technology Grades 5-8

Students will compete against one another putting skeletons together, use x-ray simulation in the lab and play “Name That Bone” with Radiology Technology faculty upon arrival. After a quick snack, attendees will shift gears and put on their thinking camps as they go on a Health Information Scavenger Hunt with the Health Informatics program.

June 14 – June 14
18/YR*NON*1293*119
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 8:00AM - Noon
Rural Health Education Center
Rm: 108

$20.00
IHCC Volunteer

 

Healthcare Simulation and Physical Therapy Assistant Grades 5-8

Have you ever seen a mannequin that can talk? In our Health Sciences Simulation Lab, students will see just that, as they learn basic nursing principles using ‘Ned,’ our breathing, talking (and sometimes crying!) training mannequin. After refueling with a quick snack, students will then take a look at how to help patients restore, maintain and promote health through our Physical Therapy Assistant Program.

June 21 – June 21
18/YR*NON*1293*120
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 8:00AM - Noon
Rural Health Education Center
Rm: 108

$20.00
IHCC Volunteer

 

Early Childhood Education/Emergency Medical Services Grades 5-8

If you asked a classroom of preschoolers where milk comes from, what do you think they would say? Join Early Childhood Education students to learn how teachers may help teach their students to answer this question. Once campers have mastered teaching preschoolers, they will head to the Emergency Medical Services Department and learn just how fun a day in life of a Paramedic is.

June 28 – June 28
18/YR*NON*1293*121
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 8:00AM - Noon
Rural Health Education Ctr

Rm: 108

$20.00
IHCC Volunteer

 

Build to Express – Lego Camp Grades 3-5

Want to build something cool and unique using Legos and your own ideas? Build to Express provides the chance for grades 3 through 5 to use their creativity and building skills and create solutions to a given problem. Come have fun creating, building, and sharing during this summer camp. Space is limited to the first 10 campers so sign up today!

June 09 – June 09
18/YR*NON*1293*126
Ottumwa Campus
Sat, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$25.00
Instructor:  Flick 

 

Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs Camp – Ages 12-16

This four-day camp is designed for students age 12-16 that are interested in building things utilizing CAD, machining, robotics, and lasers. Campers will be exposed to multiple advanced manufacturing areas. Campers design, manufacture and build things to take home. This camp is co-sponsored by the Foundation of the Fabricators and Manufacturer’s Association and the Midwest Photonics Education Center (National Science Foundation DUE#1400561). Lunch is provided. Registration is $60 and need based scholarships are available by contacting Shannon Stevens at 641-683-5312 or shannon.stevens@indianhills.edu.

June 11 – June 14
18/YR*NON*1458*101
Ottumwa Campus
Mon - Thurs, 8:30AM - 4:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: TBD

$60.00
IHCC Volunteer

 

Manes & Tails – Ages 8 & Up

Participants will learn the basic parts of the horse and the major body systems along with how to care for these big, beautiful animals. Basic feeding and care will be covered and they will get hands on experience in grooming and performing basic horse chores.

June 11 - June 11
18/YR*NON*1293*114
Ottumwa, IA
Mon, 10:00AM - Noon
Victory Ranch
15603 Copperhead Rd

$20.00
Victory Ranch

June 25 - June 25
18/YR*NON*1293*115
Ottumwa, IA
Mon, 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Victory Ranch
15603 Copperhead Rd

$20.00
Victory Ranch

 

Advanced Manufacturing Tech Camp – Grade 4-8

Campers will explore several programs that IHCC has to offer with hands on activities throughout the say, information provided about these programs and lunch will be provided. We will visit Electronics Engineering, Lasers& Optics, Robotics/Automation, Electrical & Renewable Energy, Machine Technology and Welding.

June 12 – June 12
18/YR*NON*1293*128
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111B

$40.00
IHCC Volunteer

 

Build –A- Bot Grade 5th-8th

During this camp each camper will build a two wheeled robot with a microcontroller (Arduino). They will learn the basics of an autonomous robot and will learn how create their own programs to accomplish simple task with the robot. The final task will be programming their robot to complete a maze competing against the other campers.

June 13 - June 13
18/YR*NON*1293*105
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 9:00AM - 11:300AM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Rm: TBD

$25.00
Instructor:  Henderson

Aug 07 – Aug 07
18/YR*NON*1293*106
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 9:00AM - 11:300AM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Rm: TBD

$25.00
Instructor:  Henderson

 

BLAST Babysitting Class - Ages 11-14             

The BLAST (Babysitting Lessons & Safety Training) Program is an exciting and interactive course that teaches participants how to set up and run their own babysitting business, how to handle the basics of childcare, how to react responsibly to medical emergencies and injuries, how to preform first aid for common childhood injuries and illnesses and how to entertain children with a variety of activities. Participants will complete Heartsaver Family and Friends CPR and receive a CPR course participation card. During the course students will also make first aid kits and baby sitter busy bags filled with activities and games to use while babysitting. This class is open to student's age 11-14 years of age. Enrollment is limited. Participants should bring a 12-16" doll or teddy bear and a flash drive with them to class. Lunch will be provided.

June 15 – June 15
18/YR*NON*1081*104
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 9:00AM – 3:30PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$50.00
Instructor:  Koll

Aug 10 – Aug 10 
18/YR*NON*1081*105
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 9:00AM – 3:30PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$50.00
Instructor:  Koll

 

Processing the Possibilities – Grade 4-8

Students entering the 4th-8th grades are invited to participate in a day full of STEM related activities, revolving around the production of bio-products. Participants will have the opportunity to tour the Iowa Bioprocess Training Center in Eddyville, Iowa, meet with members of the local industry, and perform hands-on biotech based activities.

June 26 – June 26
18/YR*NON*1293*129
Eddyville, IA
Tues, 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Bioprocessing Training Center
Rm: Conference

$40.00
Instructor:  Dreaden

 

CSI Summer Camp – Grades 5 - 7

Students will explore various techniques for gathering evidence to investigate crimes. Be ready to get a little dirty. T-shirts will be provided to all campers, after registering please email shirt size to cews@indianhills.edu.   Sign up today as space is limited!

June 18 – June 21
18/YR*NON*1293*125
Ottumwa Campus
Mon-Thurs, 8:00AM – 11:30AM
Arts & Sciences Center
Rm: 209

$50.00
Instructor:  King

 

Aging Witches and Zombies! Grades 4-8

Learn special effects make up with theatre professionals and take home your own make-up kit! Make-up kit is included in the course fee.

June 19 – June 19
18/YR*NON*1293*113
Jun 19 – Jun 19
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Arts & Sciences Center
Rm: St. John’s Auditorium

$39.00
Instructor:  Boyenga

 

Cookie and Canvas – Grades 3-5

Our instructor will guide participants in step-by-step instruction to create your very own acrylic painting! We provide you with all the supplies you need to create your very own masterpiece! Each canvas is specially prepared and sketched out before each class, so each participant will go home with a quality painting. Colors are customizable! Each participant will receive a cookie and glass of milk or juice during the class.

June 23 – June 23
18/YR*NON*1293*127
Ottumwa Campus
Sat, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$25.00
Instructor:  Flick

 

Transportation Technology Camp – Grades 4-8

Campers will explore several programs that IHCC has to offer with hands on activities throughout the day, information provided about these programs and lunch will be provided. We will visit Diesel Technology, Auto Technology, Automotive Collision and Aviation Technology.

July 10– July 10
18/YR*NON*1293*103
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$40.00
IHCC Volunteer

 

Entrepreneurship Camp: Let’s get Slimed! – Ages 10-13

Come have the slime of your life at Entrepreneurship Camp! In this one-day camp, we will go through the steps necessary to start your own slime business. From naming the company and creating a logo and marketing plan to mixing up some slime and packaging and selling it, we will take you through it all.
Entrepreneurship Camp is open to kids ages 10-13 years old. Lunch will be provided, and we will end the day by setting up shop and selling our slime! Campers will be transported to the main campus to set up shop and can be picked up in the Advanced Technology Center Room 111A at the end of the day.

July 11 – July 11
18/YR*NON*1293*116
North Campus
Wed, 9:00AM – 3:00PM
Regional Entrepreneurship Center
Rm: Training

$30.00
Instructor:  Ziegler & S. Stevens

 

Photoshop Effects Ages 8-17

Learn some quick Photoshop tips and tricks which creative artists use daily including neat black & white effects as well as create interesting filters. This is a basic course designed for students ages 8-17 with no prior Photoshop experience.

July 11 – July 11
18/YR*NON*1293*107
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 3:00PM – 5:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Rm: 205

$20.00
Instructor:  Goerdt

 

Weird Science – Grades 4-6

Amazing! Awesome! Cool! Come see how excited you can be about science. Do hands on experiments to see things erupt, fizz and pop!   Work with gooey things, slimy things, fizzy things and just amazing things! This camp is for students entering 4th, 5th or 6th grade in the fall. Lunch will be provided please let us know if there are any food allergies we need to be aware of.

July 12 – July 12
18/YR*NON*1293*110
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 8:30AM – 3:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Rm: 111A

$40.00
Instructor:  Osborn

July 26 – July 26
18/YR*NON*1293*111
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 8:30AM – 3:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Rm: 111A

$40.00
Instructor:  Osborn

 

Latino Photonics Camp – Ages 12-16

This two-day camp is designed for Latino students age 12-16 that are interested in lasers and optics. Campers will learn about light, light energy, polarization, absorption, and other light based phenomena through hands on activities. Campers will build their own telescope and pop balloons with a laser. Lunch and transportation is provided. Sponsored by the Midwest Photonics Education Center (National Science Foundation DUE#1400561). Registration is $40 and need based scholarships are available by contacting Shannon Stevens at 641-683-5312 or shannon.stevens@indianhills.edu.

July 16 – July 17
18/YR*NON*1458*102
Ottumwa Campus
Mon & Tues, 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Rm: TBD

$40.00
IHCC Volunteer

 

Information Technology Camp – Grades 4-8

Campers will explore several programs that IHCC has to offer with hands on activities throughout the day, information provided about these programs and lunch will be provided. We will visit Computer Accounting, Administrative Assistant, Computer Networking, Computer Programming and Interactive Media.

July 17 – July 17
18/YR*NON*1293*104
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Rm: 111A

$40.00
IHCC Volunteer

 

HTML Basics – Ages 8-17

Learn the basics of HTML development every website developer needs. This course is designed for students ages 8-17 with no prior development experience. In this course we will build a basic html page that includes picture, text and even add video.

July 18 – July 18
18/YR*NON*1293*108
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 3:00PM – 5:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Rm: 205

$20.00
Instructor:  Goerdt

 

Intro to Programming – Ages 8-17

Learn fundamental techniques used by programmers to create today’s dynamic websites and apps. In this course we will leverage Code.org’s ‘Hour of Code’ resources and use building blocks to lead characters on an adventure through a Minecraft world.   This course is designed for students ages 8-17. Please bring a set of headphones. 

July 25 – July 25
18/YR*NON*1293*109
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 3:00PM – 5:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Rm: 205

$20.00
Instructor:  Goerdt

 

Car Facts – Ages 12 & Up

This course is designed to inform new drivers about automotive care and general knowledge. When automobiles quit running it’s obvious you can’t drive them, it may be harder to recognize when you should not drive an automobile due to a noise. We will discuss and practice identifying abnormal and normal noises. The students in this course will also learn about basic automotive maintenance. We will discuss and practice checking all fluids, tire pressures, air filters and lights. We will demonstrate the proper method of changing a tire. The students will also learn how cars operate differently in the various seasons in Iowa. This is a hands on course that will take place in our automotive lab. Students may get dirty so please dress appropriately.

July 31 – July 31
18/YR*NON*1293*112
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 9:00AM - Noon
Advanced Technology Ctr
Rm: 157

$20.00
Instructor:  Summers

 

Centerville Campus – Kids’ Camps

Dinosaur Camp – Grades K-2

Dinosaur camp is filled with activities for grades k-2. Kids will get to “hunt” for dinosaurs and crack open dinosaur eggs. They will learn basic dinosaur facts and explore how dinosaurs roamed the Earth.

June 09 – June 09
18/YR*NON*1293*124
Centerville Campus
Sat, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Building 10
Rm: Success Center

$20.00
Instructor:  Conley & P. Babbitt

Build to Express – Lego Camp Grades 3-5

Want to build something cool and unique using Legos and your own ideas? Build to Express provides the chance for grades 3 through 5 to use their creativity and building skills and create solutions to a given problem. Come have fun creating, building, and sharing during this summer camp. Space is limited to the first 10 campers so sign up today!

June 22 – June 22
18/YR*NON*1293*123
Centerville Campus
Fri, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Building 10
Rm: Success Center

$25.00
Conley & P. Babbitt

 

Educational

Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping

This two-hour three-session course (once a week) covers: 1. Bee Biology, 2. Hive Maintenance, and 3. Pests, Problems, and Products. The course will focus on basics of local backyard beekeeping, how to start and maintain a hive, and keeping your bees alive. This includes detailing equipment needs and how to use equipment to manage honeybees. This also includes reviewing the health hazards threatening bees and how to protect bees from these hazards.

April 11 – April 25
18/YR*VOC*1802*101
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Rm: 111B

$59.00
Instructor:  E. Osborn

 

Nutrition Goal Setting Session

In this session, I want to learn all about you. We’ll talk about your goals, and what you hope to get out of nutrition coaching. Then we’ll explore your relationship with food, your diet history, eating patterns and health habits. After registering online you will be contacted by the instructor to set up a time for this session.

April 16 – August 16
18/YR*NON*2102*102
Ottumwa Campus

$69.00
Eating for PR’s, LLC

 

Fuel to Perform

Focus on fueling for athletic performance and how to use nutrition to optimize your performance. Weekly eating journal review and feedback for 6 weeks. This 6 week session can be schedule any time between Apr 16 – Aug 16. After registering online you will be contacted by the instructor to set up a time for your introductory session.

April 16 – August 16
18/YR*NON*2102*103
Ottumwa Campus

$249.00
Eating for PR’s, LLC

  

Intuitive Eating

6 Weekly Intuitive Eating Challenges: Intuitive Eating changes focus on how to use eat in a way that fuels your body, and your spirit. Eating can be difficult, and these session aim to help participants learn how to trust their bodies. Weekly eating journal review and feedback for 6 weeks. This 6 week session can be schedule any time between Apr 16 – Aug 16. After registering online you will be contacted by the instructor to set up a time for your introductory session.

April 16 – August 16
18/YR*NON*2102*104
Ottumwa Campus

$249.00
Eating for PR’s, LLC

 

Oils of the Bible

What the Bible says sets a biblical foundation for the use of modern day essential oils. We will explore the uses in the Old and New Testaments to uncover where the oils came from, how they were made and how they were used in biblical times. We will reveal the oils and spices most commonly mentioned in the Bible. Learn their origins, histories, significance and how they can be used today to help our bodies heal.

April 17 - April 17
18/YR*NON*1327*104
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center

Rm: 111A

$20.00
Instructor:  Reck

June 12 – June 12
18/YR*NON*1327*105
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$20.00
Instructor:  Reck

 

Save Money with Extreme Couponing!

Learn how to save $$$ every day with extreme couponing. Coupons are NOT just for groceries. The savings can add up to HUNDREDS or even THOUSANDS of dollars every year. This comprehensive workshop will teach you where to find all different types of coupons, how to find the best coupon web sites, how to decipher coupon policies, the best way to sort and store coupons and how to find other people to trade coupons with. Feel free to bring your coupons to class for a trading session. This workshop is taught by someone who has used coupons to save thousands and has learned many couponing secrets. A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor the day of class

April 26 – April 26 
18/YR*NON*3160*101
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 11:00AM - Noon
Advanced Technology Ctr
Rm: 111A

$20.00
Instructor: L. Krusemark

 

Earn Extra Money with a Mystery Shopping Business

Have you ever wanted to become a Secret Mystery Shopper? Have you seen ads telling you how to become a shopper but only if you send them money? You do not have to pay to begin your new career in this exciting field. You will learn how to start your business endeavor and create a Mystery Shopping Profile avoiding the industry scams; creating a company list; signing up with many Mystery Shopping Companies and becoming a merchandiser for extra income. With a few simple steps, you can start Mystery Shopping today! Required: Must attend Explore 250 Legitimate Home–Based Business Ideas' to attend this class. Mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor that includes a list of companies you can work for.

April 26 – April 26
18/YR*VOC*1401*101
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, Noon- 1:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Rm: 111A

$20.00
Instructor: L. Krusemark

 

Explore 250 Legitimate Home–Based Business Ideas

Are you tired of working for someone else? Do you need to make more money? Turn your talents and hobbies into profits at home by learning how to start a home-based business from a Chamber of Commerce past president and successful southern California entrepreneur. During this comprehensive, informative workshop, you will discover more than 100 home business ideas, mandatory legal documentation, find ways to market your product/service and how to take tax deductions (this workshop included!).If you really want to succeed in a home business, this step-by-step workshop is a must! A mandatory $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor the day of class for information designed to help you long after the workshop is over.

April 26 – April 26
18/YR*BUS*1223*101
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Rm: 111A

$30.00
Instructor: L. Krusemark

 

Make Money with a Virtual Assistant/Word Processing Business

If you can type, you can make money at home using your computer---there really is a need for your services! Prerequisite to this class is "Explore 250 Legitimate Home–Based Business Ideas". Discover the secrets on how and where to find clients, 50 ways to advertise/market your services, effective home office equipment choices, 100 ways to make money with a computer and FREE national networking information. Enjoy the freedom to be your own boss, set your own hours, and have the opportunity to make more money than you ever did before. A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor the day of class for information designed to help you long after the workshop is over.

April 26 – April 26
18/YR*BUS*1223*102
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Rm: 111A

$20.00
Instructor: L. Krusemark

 

Introduction to Screenwriting for Television or Movies

In this fast-paced comprehensive session, you will learn about special screenwriting terms and formats for television and the big screen. You will also learn how to plot a story, develop characters and execute your work in the proper screenwriting format. You will discover the difference between a Treatment, a Spec Script and a Shooting Script and when to do each. And, you will get an inside look into the business of selling your script to agents and producers and building your career as a screenwriter. A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor the day of class for information designed to help you long after the workshop is over.

April 26 – April 26
18/YR*VOC*3159*101
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Rm: 111A

$20.00
Instructor: L. Krusemark

 

Meet the Agent/Publisher Q&A– Get Your Manuscript Critiqued

Have you ever wanted to talk to a real publisher? Are you tired of having your manuscripts critiqued by non-professionals or paying an editor too much money to change your writing to the way they would write it? Bring your in-progress manuscript for an in-class critique of your poetry, article, short story, novel, non-fiction book, children’s book, etc. You will then learn about the pros and cons of traditional publishing and self-publishing options. You can then leave a COPY of your manuscript with LeeAnne, now the owner of an author-friendly publishing house, for a professional critique (for an optional materials fee of $50 for up to 25 double-spaced pages + $1/page thereafter) and a list of publishers and/or agents who are interested in your type of work. If you cannot attend, but would like your manuscript critiqued, call for details. A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor the day of class for an in-class critique.

April 26 – April 26
18/YR*VOC*3159*102
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Rm: 111A

$20.00
Instructor: L. Krusemark

 

Writing for Online Blogs, Magazines & Websites

You don’t need a journalism-school degree, newspaper reporting experience, or previously published articles to write for online blogs, magazines, and websites. Some online opportunities offer exposure and networking, while many pay well -- $1 a word and more. In this fast-paced session, you will learn how to: find more than 1,000 opportunities that pay, find story ideas, conduct interviews and find sources, find and study your target market, and create pitches, queries and LOI’s (letters of intent). A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to instructor at the door.

 April 26 – April 26
18/YR*VOC*3159*103
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Rm: 111A

$20.00
Instructor: L. Krusemark

 

Beginner's Guide to Getting Published

Did you know Stephen King was rejected 75 times before he sold his first novel? If your goal is to become a published freelance writer by selling a magazine article, short story, poem, or even a novel, this comprehensive workshop will guide you to become a “published” writer overnight, teach you how to submit manuscripts the correct way, find the right publisher for your work, write irresistible query letters and 100 ways to make money as a freelance writer. A mandatory $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the door for information designed to help you long after the workshop is over.

April 26 – April 26
18/YR*VOC*3159*104
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Rm: 111A

$30.00
Instructor: L. Krusemark

 

Explore 50 Different Self-Publishing Options

Self-Publishing is all the rage but is it the best option for YOU? Participants must attend “Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published” to be able to take this session. You will discover the pros and cons of all the self-publishing options, including print-on-demand and e-book publishing as well as the Amazon option of ‘Create Space’. You will leave with a rated description of 50 Self-publishing companies. A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor the day of class door for information designed to help you long after the workshop is over.

April 26 – April 26
18/YR*VOC*3159*105
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Rm: 111A

$20.00
Instructor: L. Krusemark

 

American Sign Language Session #1

Would you like to learn American Sign Language? Would you like to be totally immersed in Sign Language to learn this skill? Here is your opportunity! The instructor for this class, Elizabeth Surber, was born deaf and has communicated using American Sign Language her whole life! She will teach you how to fingerspell the alphabet and count and learn basic vocabulary. This ‘hands on’ class will include playing games to practice the skills you were taught. You will discuss deaf culture and create a ‘sign’ name for yourself. You won’t be using your voices during class to communicate so you will better understand her world! A voice interpreter will be available for the first class.

May 2 – May 30 
18/YR*NON*1001*102
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 110

$100.00
Instructor:  Surber

 

American Sign Language Session #2

Are you ready to take your American Sign Language skills you learned in Session #1 even further? In this session, Elizabeth Surber will help you extend your signing skills and learn more about ASL. As noted in Session #1, Liz was born deaf and has communicated using ASL her entire life. No voices will be used in the classroom as this is a total immersion training. An interpreter will be provided on the first day of class..

June 6 – June 27
18/YR*NON*1001*103
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 110

$100.00
Instructor:  Surber

 

Finding Balance – Nutritional Workshop

Food can be hard. Like, really hard. If you’ve been on diet after diet, if the number on the scale defines your day, or you just need to learn how to trust your body again, join Registered Dietitian Heather Larson for this 4 week interactive workshop to find balance through intuitive eating.

June 5 – June 26
18/YR*NON*2102*101
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111B

$40.00
Eating for PR’s, LLC

  

Social Media Basics

What is it? How do I get started? What do I do once I get started? How do I use it? Get the answers to these questions and others during this class. Learn the benefits of the most recent social networking tools. Topics covered will include Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

June 19 – June 19
18/YR*VOC*1071*102
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 216

$29.00
Instructor:  Reck

 

Basic Digital Photography Class

Students will learn how to get the most out of their cameras. Learning about f stops, shutter speeds, and film ISO. Learning how to shoot better Portraits and family events, with available light and flash photography. This class will encompass any photography level from entry to experienced, and can be tailored to each student. Instructor is a retired Navy Seal Photographer.

June 4 – June 25
18/YR*NON*1029*101
Centerville Campus
Mon, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Centerville Training Facility
Rm: 15

$99.00
Instructor: P. Roers

July 9 – July 30
18/YR*NON*1029*102
Bloomfield, IA
Mon, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Davis County Service Ctr
Rm: Computer

$99.00
Instructor: P. Roers

 

Essential Oils Make & Take Class

Are you ready to get energized? Or would you like to relieve stress? You can get the best of both at this essential oils make-and-take class! Whether you are new to essential oils or you already use them, this class will be a fun way to learn about them and make some amazing blends to take home with you. You will have the option to make two blends. You can choose from energy, stress relief, calming, headache relief, and/or immune support. Each person will take home two blends of rollerballs, sprays, or one of each. In addition to the class fee there will be a $10 supply fee payable to the instructor the night of class. Of course, if you want more than two blends, you are welcome to make more for an additional $5 fee per bottle. This class will be a great way to have some fun and experience the magic of essential oils!

July 18 – July 18
18/YR*NON*1327*106
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$20.00
Instructor:  Reck

 

Make Medicare Work For You: Aging comes naturally. Deciphering Medicare doesn't.

This class is designed to arm you with knowledge in an easy to read format. So you can make informed decisions about your individual Medicare coverage. What will be covered in this class:

  • What each part of Medicare covers
  • When to enroll to avoid penalties
  • What Medicare doesn't cover
  • Budgeting for you premiums
  • How Medicare works with health savings accounts

This class in not intended to be used to promote the purchase of any Medicare supplement insurance.

August 7 – August 7
18/YR*ELI*1222*101
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$20.00
Instructor:  Stookesberry

 

 Crafts

 

“Fun in the Sun” Wreath-Making Series

We will make a different wreath each month, April, May and June, participants will create festive summer decor. Grab your friends and come get ready for Summer! There will be an additional $20 supply fee to the instructor each night of class.

Pineapple Wreath
April 17 - April 17
18/YR*NON*1035*101
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 116

$20.00
Instructor:  Winn

Flip Flop Wreath
May 3 – May 3
18/YR*NON*1035*102
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 116

$20.00
Instructor:  Winn

Burlap Flag Wreath
June 14 – June 14
18/YR*NON*1035*103
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 116

$20.00
Instructor:  Winn

 

Beaded Bracelets

Learn to create fun, creative beaded bracelets! Make them stretchy or string them on wire! Keep them for yourself or make a special gift!   An additional $5 fee is due to the instructor at class for each bracelet.

April 19 – April 19
18/YR*NON*1820*102
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 116

$30.00
Instructor:  Morgan

 

Sugar Eggs

Create panoramic and solid sugar eggs. Students will purchase eggs in class to decorate, this $5 fee will be due to the instructor on the night of class, as there is not enough time to have sugar eggs dry during class. Bring any miniatures, small Easter picture, etc. for panoramic eggs. Assemble and decorate using royal icing. You will need basic cake decorating kit, meringue powder, powdered sugar, kitchen towel and something to transport eggs home in.

Apr 25 – Apr 25
18/YR*NON*1835*102
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Rm: Dining Hall

$20.00
Instructor: S. Harter

 

“Love the Journey” Painted Window

Grab your friends and let’s have some fun making this cute summer creation! This class will combine vinyl lettering and decal and your own creative painting for the background. An additional $20 supply fee will be collected the night of class, payable to the instructor, for all supplies, including the window, to complete your project. Sign up early as space is limited!

June 28 – June 28
18/YR*NON*1110*103
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 116

$20.00
Instructor:  Winn

 

Make & Take Wood Sign

A great way to have fun with you friends, relax and create a memory! We provide all the supplies needed and you will receive step by step instruction. An additional $20 supply fee payable to the instructor will be collected the night of class. Sign up today as space is limited!

August 2 – August 2
18/YR*NON*2062*103
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 116

$20.00
Instructor:  Winn

  

Dog Obedience

Develop a rewarding relationship with your dog! By providing leadership, structure, and fulfillment, you will learn how to create clear communication, establish reliable obedience, condition calmness, build confidence, and prevent problem behaviors in your canine companion. In this six week course, handlers will practice and proof six basic commands: Sit, Down, Place, Heel, Leave It, and Recall. Marker words and release cues will also be introduced, as well as ways to motivate and reward your dog to reinforce desired behaviors and build engagement. Dogs should be at least 5 months of age to take the course. Class size is limited so early registration is recommended. Pit Bulls and Staff Terriers cannot be accepted in this class due to city ordinances. The first day of class is an informative session, you will not bring your dog, just current rabies certificate. At this class the instructor will schedule two one–on-one sessions with you and your dog to meet with him individually and then the remaining three weeks you will meet as a group.

June 10 – July 22
18/YR*NON*2100*107
Ottumwa North Campus
Sun, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Rural Services Training Center
Rm: 10

$80.00
Instructor:  Steingreaber

June 10 – July 22  
18/YR*NON*2100*108
Ottumwa North Campus
Sun, 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Rural Services Training Center
Rm: 10

$80.00
Instructor:  Steingreaber

 

Food & Wine 

Make Ahead Freezer Meals

Make ahead freezer meals are great, you can spend a little time now to save a ton of time later. These meals can be frozen for up to 3 months and then either thrown in the oven or slower cooker for dinner. You will have four delicious meals that you can heat up whenever you don’t have time to cook a home cooked meal from scratch and each meal feeds four! Supply fee to the instructor the night of class is $50 per person for food cost or double the supply fee and make eight meals!

April 18 – April 18
18/YR*NON*1243*105
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Food Service Complex
Rm: The Studio

$20.00
Instructor: H. Larson

May 9 – May 9
18/YR*NON*1243*106
May 9 – May 9
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Food Service Complex
Rm: The Studio

$20.00
Instructor: H. Larson

June 13 – June 13
18/YR*NON*1243*107
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Food Service Complex
Rm: The Studio

$20.00
Instructor: H. Larson

  

Basic Cake Decorating

Learn a variety of flowers that can be made directly on cakes, cupcakes or cookies. For class you will need: Tips 3, 5, 12, 16, 20, 47, 67, 104, 150, 352, 1M and 2D,two couplers, disposable decorating bags,#7 flower nail, paste or gel food coloring (2nd class),small pointed scissors, toothpicks, parchment paper, metal spatula, decorating icing, powdered sugar, and apron (optional).

April 23 – May 7
18/YR*NON*1032*102
Ottumwa Campus
Mon, 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Food Service Complex
Rm: Dining Hall

$70.00
Instructor: S. Harter

 

The Noble Grapes

Explore the six greatest grape varieties of the world, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Pinot Noir. Today, with the availability of wines from more areas of the world, there are varieties to be considered part of this elite status. Taste the six Noble grapes and other varieties which are used to make some of the greatest wines in the world. We will discuss the regions where these grapes are grown and what varieties are used to make some of the most famous wines of the world.   There will be a $15 supply fee due to the instructor the night of class.

May 9 – May 9
18/YR*NON*1031*104
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Food Service Complex
Rm: The Studio

$20.00
Instructor:  Olivier-Shaw

  

Wine Tour Series: Summer Wine Time!

Sit back and enjoy the beautiful countryside as you make your way to three of our area wineries. You will meet at Indian Hills Community College, Advanced Technology, Room 111A before boarding the bus. Our first stop will be Nearwood Winery, located in Knoxville, Iowa, where we will visit their tasting room and sample a variety of wines. Next, you will wind your way to VanWijke Winery located in Sully, Iowa. Here you will receive a tour of their wines while learning the interesting history behind the wine and the winery before boarding the bus for your last stop. Your final destination will include wine and dinner at Tassel Ridge Winery. Hear a little bit about their history, a tour of the winery and vineyard before heading to their tasting room. You will end the evening with a wood fired oven pizza paired with a glass of your favorite Tassel Ridge wine. Price includes transportation, vineyard tours and dinner. Must be 21 years of age to register and sign a waiver of liability. Space is limited, participants must register and prepay by May 15, so sign up today!

June 2 – June 2 
18/YR*NON*1031*107
Ottumwa Campus
Sat, Noon – 7:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$65.00

  

Date Night: Burger & Brew

What could go better together than burgers and beer?!? In this class created specifically for couples, you'll learn to make burgers for every taste, sides for every craving and some spectacular desserts - along with a thirst-quenching selection of beer and beer cocktails. You will work as a team of 2 during the class so make it a date or grab your best friend, course fee is a per couple charge, only one participant per couple needs to register and pay online. Space is limited so sign up today!

 Burgers include:

  • Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Burger
  • Asian Burger, Topped with Asian Slaw and Hoisin Ketchup
  • All Day Burger with Fried Egg, Apple Wood Bacon on a Bed of Hashbrowns
  • All burgers served on Pretzel Buns

 For your sides:

  • Romaine Wedges (with blue cheese, tomato and bacon)
  • Cilantro-Lime Coleslaw
  • Slow Cooker Bourbon Baked Beans

 For dessert:

  • Guinness and Baileys Ice Cream Float

Drinks include a variety of beers and summer drinks

June 8 – June 8
18/YR*NON*2039*102
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Food Service Complex
Rm: Courtyard

$60.00 per couple
Instructor:  Fisher, A. Darland

 

How to Read a Wine Label

You know the major grape varieties and you know the countries where wine is produced. You go to the local wine shop and end up with another wine from California or Australia because the labels are in English. You want to try wines from other countries but you look at the label and there are classifications, varieties, designations, villages, regions, vintages and jargon all in other languages to make matters even more confusing. Are you missing out on some of the best wines simply because you cannot decipher the label? We will tackle those labels from Italy, Germany and France in particular to open up a new world of wines for you to try. There will be a $15 supply fee due to the instructor the night of class.

August 1 – August 1
18/YR*NON*1031*106
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Food Service Complex
Rm: The Studio

$20.00
Instructor:  Olivier-Shaw 

 

Fitness

Yoga for the Mind & Body

Create balance by developing both strength and flexibility through yoga. Relieve stress, find focus and achieve peace of mind, body and spirit. This class will focus on breathing techniques, stretching, toning, balance and relaxation. Although Yoga is for everyBODY and EVERYbody, many of the yoga positions include floor exercises. If you have physical limitations or questions, please contact us. You will need to bring a yoga mat to class--Yoga blocks are not required but recommended. Class size is limited, therefore, participants must register and pay prior to the session to hold their place in the class. Please no ‘walk-ins’. Namaste!

April 11 - April 25
18/YR*NON*1451*108
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$30.00
Instructor:  Sisler

May 2 – May 30
18/YR*NON*1451*109
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$30.00
Instructor:  Sisler

June 6 – June 27
18/YR*NON*1451*110
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$30.00
Instructor:  Sisler

 

 Self-Defense Techniques for Everyday People

Be prepared. Both men and women need to know simple, personal protection techniques to protect themselves or loved ones. Learn from a self-defense expert, essential, easy-to-use close quarter defensive techniques and strategies, which use your body and your surroundings to increase personal safety. If you work late, park in dark parking lots or are out alone at night, this class will teach you defensive techniques.

April 16 - April 23
18/YR*NON*1904*104
Ottumwa Campus
Mon, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Rural Health Education Center
Rm: 111

$60.00
Instructor:  Shaw

June 20 – June 27
18/YR*NON*1904*105
Jun 20 – Jun 27
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Rural Health Education Center
Rm: 111

$60.00
Instructor:  Shaw

August 6 – August 13
18/YR*NON*1904*106
Ottumwa Campus
Mon, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Rural Health Education Center
Rm: 111

$60.00
Instructor:  Shaw 

 

Zumba

Do you have an inner Jennifer Lopez longing to emerge? Then, come on out and join this one-hour class that will have you moving to a combination of Latin and current Pop music. Brandea is a certified Zumba® instructor that will have you burning a ton of calories without even realizing it! No dance experience is required and all fitness levels are welcome.

May 29 – July 3
18/YR*NON*1020*106
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Hellyer Student Life Center
Rm: 105

$25.00
Instructor:  McCann

  

Woman Power! Weight Class

This class, developed for women, offers community, energy, and motivation to help deliver fitness results by developing strength and endurance in your major muscle groups. We will be using high repetitions of light to moderate weight in this fun workout. This will be a 10 week program in a small group setting so sign up early as space is limited!

May 29 – August 16
18/YR*NON*1725*103
Ottumwa Campus
Tues & Thurs, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Tom Arnold Net Center
Rm: Weight

$60.00  
Instructor:  Zeller

  

Brazilian Cross Training

Brazilian cross training is a great way to mix and match your workout routine by using different muscle groups you can reach a higher level of fitness. These workouts are short, intense and really help you burn more calories. Class is led by Gabby Zeller and all levels are welcome, she will keep things interesting and fun and also helps you stick with it.

May 30 – August 15
18/YR*NON*1825*103
Ottumwa Campus
Mon & Wed, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Tom Arnold Net Center
Rm: Weight

$60.00
Instructor:  Zeller

 

Golf for Everybody

This class covers all of the basic skills needed to play golf. Grip, stance, full swing, putting, chipping and pitching are covered as well as etiquette and rules. Class will be held at Cedar Creek Golf Course. If you are already a golfer wanting to improve your game or just starting out this class is for you.

May 30 – July 11
18/YR*NON*1153*101
Ottumwa
Wed, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Cedar Creek Golf Course
13120 Angle Rd

$60.00
Instructor:  Lawson

  

Continuing Education Course Refund Policy:

In order to qualify for a refund, you must cancel your registration at least 3 business days prior to course start.  If you have not prepaid for the class, charges will be assessed to your account if you do not cancel within the required timeframe or if you do not show up for the class you will be charged.  Exceptions will be made only in extreme circumstances.  To cancel a registration, call us at 1-800-346-4413.